July Technique Challenge – Planner Addict

Even if you’ve only been a member of the online paper crafting community for five minutes, you must have noticed the planner craze. Planner addicts are popping up everywhere, including on our very own Scrapbook Circle creative team. And what better product to decorate and organize a planner with than your monthly kit? Our July technique challenge is to use paper crafting supplies to get yourself organized. While planners have inspired this challenge, you don’t have to own one to play along. You can also decorate a desktop or wall calendar, paper craft a memo board, or even create a layout about your planner addiction. I asked creative team member Gina to share with us her take on the challenge, and I’m going to let her tell you all about what she created in her Heidi Swapp planner:

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I love the bits and pieces included in this month’s July You Are My Favorite Kit and Add-ons. They are perfect for adding simple touches to my planner.

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On my calendar page for the month, I write out ahead of time things that we have scheduled, and then as things come up and we do them, I add them to the calendar.  Bits and pieces from the main kit and the July Let’s Do It add-on and That Was Fun Add-on helped me to really make my pages stand out.

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I hung Crate paper confetti Tassels from the binder rings on my pages.  I used a fine tip pen and Jillibean Soup Mini Alphabet stickers (included in That Was Fun Add-On) to document our plans.

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The washi tape and wood veneer shapes (included in the That Was Fun Add-On) helped bring life to my pages.

Gina Lideros planner4I also used a lot of the Confetti Ephemera pieces through out my planner and tucked them in here and there using pockets and paper clips (not included in kits).  My planner is now set, and ready to document lots of memories!

I absolutely love what Gina did! Let’s get started on playing along! Here’s how to join in:

1. Create a project that satisfies your planner addiction. We would love to see a Scrapbook Circle kit in action, but any materials will do.

2. Post your layout to your blog, our Facebook page, or an online gallery. Copy and paste a direct link to your post into the comments on this post.

3. You have TWO weeks to play. Enter by 9:00 pm Pacific time on Wednesday, August 5th to be eligible to win this amazing Crate Paper Confetti prize:

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Good luck and happy scrapping!

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